Bill Withers Is Suing Kendrick Lamar for Allegedly Ripping Off One of His Songs
Mattie Music Group says Lamar's 2009 track "I Do This" steals from Withers' 1975 song "Don't You Want To Stay"
In what’s becoming an increasingly common occurrence, a popular musician is being sued for allegedly stealing another, older artist’s song. This time, according to TMZ, Bill Withers is suing Kendrick Lamar: The company that says it owns the 77-year-old singer’s 1975 song “Don’t You Want To Stay” claims the untitled unmastered. artist ripped off the track for his own song, 2009’s “I Do This.” Mattie Music Group claims in legal documents that K. Dot’s track “consists of nothing more than new rap and hip hop lyrics set to the existing music of ‘Don’t You Want To Stay.'” They are pursuing damages and want Lamar to stop playing his song. Listen to both tracks below.